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IELTS BNC: 6496 COCA: 3920

peel

1 peel /ˈpiːl/ verb
peels; peeled; peeling
1 peel
/ˈpiːl/
verb
peels; peeled; peeling
Learner's definition of PEEL
[+ object] : to remove the skin from (a fruit, vegetable, etc.)去除(水果、蔬菜等的)外皮;剥皮
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [+ object] : to remove (a covering, shell, etc.) from something去掉;剥掉;揭掉
often + from
often + off
[no object]
: to come off in pieces脱落;剥落
: to lose an outer layer of skin, bark, etc.脱皮;起皮

keep your eyes peeled

see 1eye

peel off

[phrasal verb] informal
: to turn and go away from something quickly脱离;转向

peel out

[phrasal verb] US, informal
: to speed away from a place in a car, on a motorcycle, etc.迅速驶离

— peeler

noun, plural peelers [count]
2 peel /ˈpiːl/ noun
plural peels
2 peel
/ˈpiːl/
noun
plural peels
Learner's definition of PEEL
[count]
: the skin of a fruit果皮
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IELTS BNC: 6496 COCA: 3920

peel

1 of 4

verb

peeled; peeling; peels

transitive verb

1
: to strip off an outer layer of
peel an orange
2
: to remove by stripping
peel the label off the can

intransitive verb

1
a
: to come off in sheets or scales
The paint is peeling.
b
: to lose an outer layer (as of skin)
His face is peeling.
2
: to take off one's clothes
it got hotter … you had to peel to get relief L. M. Uris
3
: to break away from a group or formation
often used with off
Like corals, the branches of sponges can peel off and reestablish themselves as new colonies. Natural History
peelable adjective

peel

2 of 4

noun (1)

1
: the skin or rind of a fruit or vegetable
banana/lemon/potato peels
2
: a thin layer of organic material that is embedded in a film of collodion and stripped from the surface of an object (such as a plant fossil) for microscopic study
3

peel

3 of 4

noun (2)

: a usually long-handled spade-shaped instrument that is used chiefly by bakers for getting something (such as bread or pies) into or out of the oven

peel

4 of 4

noun (3)

: a medieval small massive fortified tower along the Scottish-English border

called also peel tower

Synonyms

Example Sentences

Verb They peeled back the sheet to display the new sculpture. She got sunburned and her back is peeling.

Word History

Etymology

Verb and Noun (1)

Middle English pelen, from Anglo-French peler, from Latin pilare to remove the hair from, from pilus hair

Noun (2)

Middle English pele, from Anglo-French, from Latin pala

Noun (3)

Middle English (Scots) pel, from Middle English, stockade, stake, from Anglo-French, stake, from Latin palus — more at pole

First Known Use

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1726, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peel was in the 13th century
IELTS BNC: 6496 COCA: 3920
IELTS BNC: 6496 COCA: 3920
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0_0: Translations of peel
  • # v.
    剝: peel, shell, skin
    削皮: husk, pare, peel
  • # n.
    果皮: fruit peel, peel, pericarp, rind, seed capsule, seedcase

0_0: Definitions of peel
  • # verb.
    - remove the outer covering or skin from (a fruit or vegetable).
    * she watched him peel an apple with deliberate care
    - (of a surface or object) lose parts of its outer layer or covering in small strips or pieces.
    * the walls are peeling
    - send (another player's ball) through a wicket.
    * the better players are capable of peeling a ball through two or three wickets
  • # noun.
    - the outer covering or rind of a fruit or vegetable.
    - a flat implement like a shovel, especially one used by a baker for carrying loaves or similar items of food into or out of an oven.
    * a wooden pizza peel
    - a small square defensive tower of a kind built in the 16th century in the border counties of England and Scotland.

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